Candide

Atlanta Symphony Hall
Recommended for ages 12+ due to mild sexual situations and violence.
Musical
music
Leonard Bernstein
lyrics
Richard Wilbur
additional lyrics
John Latouche
additional lyrics
Stephen Sondheim
adaptation for the stage
Hugh Wheeler
musical direction
Robert Spano

The Alliance Theatre and Atlanta Symphony Orchestra will co-produce a concert staging of the Tony Award-winning musical Candide in Symphony Hall. In this popular adaptation of Voltaire's satirical novel, the naïve Candide is separated from his beloved and journeys around the world to find her while fiercely retaining his mentor's belief that "this is the best of all possible worlds" in the face of ever-increasing catastrophes. Candide will feature a cast of actors, the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, and the Atlanta Symphony Chorus in this historic Alliance Theatre/Atlanta Symphony Orchestra co-production.  

Atlanta Symphony Hall

Atlanta Symphony Hall, photo of performers on stage

1280 Peachtree Street NE Atlanta, GA 30309 Directions

Located with the Alliance Theatre on the campus of the Woodruff Arts Center, the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra continues to affirm its position as one of America’s leading orchestras with excellent live performances, renowned guest artists and engaging education initiatives, all under Music Director Robert Spano and Principal Guest Conductor Donald Runnicles.

More About This Venue

The Woodruff Arts Center, Memorial Arts Building, Rich Theatre/Atlanta Symphony Hall

1280 Peachtree Street NE
Atlanta, GA 30309
“Over the course of the next two seasons, the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra will celebrate the music of two famous “LBs”: Leonard Bernstein and Ludwig van Beethoven. From two different centuries and two different worlds, both “LBs” embraced an egalitarian idealism and displayed a groundbreaking genius. As part of this celebration, we are delighted to collaborate with the Alliance Theatre to bring Leonard Bernstein’s irresistible operetta Candide to the Symphony Hall stage.”
Jennifer Barlament, Executive Director, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

Creative

Leonard Bernstein
Leonard Bernstein
Music
John LaTouche
John LaTouche
Additional lyrics
Stephen Sondheim
Stephen Sondheim
Additional lyrics
Robert Spano
Robert Spano
Musical direction
Voltaire
Voltaire
Novella
Hugh Wheeler
Hugh Wheeler
Adaptation for the stage
Richard Wilbur
Richard Wilbur
Lyrics

Director

Susan V. Booth
Susan V. Booth
Director

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